Shows for Secondary Schools this Autumn

A poster for a Frech language version of the play Dancing at Lughnasa hung on a cream coloured building wall in a rural village.

We have two performances suitable for secondary schools this term at An Grianán Theatre, first is Frank McGuinness’ Observe The Sons of Ulster Marching Towards The Somme at the end of September. Then in November we have a very special performance of Dancing at Lughnasa, in French. The Corsican theatre company Cap in Scena are travelling to Donegal to perform their version of Dancing at Lughnasa, in French, and we’re offering it free to any schools who’d like to take up this unique opportunity.

The Realities of War

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The Waterside Theatre, Derry, in association with Amharclann Gaoth Dobhair, brings us Frank McGuinness masterpiece, Observe The Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme. Set against the backdrop of World War I, this gripping production delves deep into the hearts and minds of eight young soldiers, bound together by their shared heritage and duty. McGuinness brings to life the harrowing realities of war and explores the profound impact it has on individuals and communities alike. You can see it on Mon 25 September at 10.30am and admission is €7 per student (teachers free). Recommended ages 13+.

Danser à Lughnasa

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In Rogliano, a small village in Corsica perched above the sea, each year Annie, a housekeeper, Osvaldo, a sailor, Laetitia, a postwoman, Sandrine, a bartender and other villagers become actors and together with a professional actor and director they create a play that they perform on stage every summer. This year they perform Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel and we are delighted to welcome them to Donegal for a very special performance in French of this beloved Irish classic. This abridged version of the play has a running time of 1 hour 35 minutes and is on Wed 22 November at 11am. Recommended ages 12+.

Booking: call the box office on 0749120777 – opening hours are 9.30am to 3.30pm Mon to Fri.

Teachers: stay up to date with our latest events suitable for schools – sign up to our dedicated emails for secondary school here.

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